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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 photo, marijuana clone plants that are used to grow medical marijuana are displayed under a light, at The Joint, a medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle.
It's a smoke and mirrors saga fit for Hollywood, complete with a major movie star, murky reports of a kidnapping and an American fugitive sneaking across the border of a far-away nation unfriendly to the U.S. Little is being revealed about Jacob Ostreicher's flight from house arrest in Bolivia and into the care of actor-activist Sean Penn.
Johnny Dale Black was put to death Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for fatally stabbing Bill Pogue in an attack near the southern Oklahoma town of Ringling.
11 war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo ejected one defendant from the courtroom twice Tuesday for speaking out of turn, adding a bit of drama to an otherwise dry pretrial motions hearing at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.
Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will provide the Philippines' security forces with $40 million in new assistance in part to help the country protect its territorial waters amid rising tensions with China over disputes in the South China Sea, while urging all the nations involved to 'lower the intensity.'
Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma on Monday, although it was not immediately clear why.
Amanda Knox declared her innocence in her roommate's 2007 murder in a highly unusual email Tuesday to the Italian court hearing the case against her.
This week, federal prosecutors unveiled charges in two cases involving defendants from China accused of conspiring to steal seeds for commercial espionage.
A Public Affairs Officer escorts media through the currently closed Camp X-Ray which was the first detention facility to hold 'enemy combatants' at the U.S. Naval Station on June 27, 2013 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
In this March 21, 2012 file photo, Jacob Ostreicher, a New York City businessman, left, arrives at a court to attend a hearing in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
U.S. officials say the two Saudis have been transferred to the custody of their own government after a security review.
South Sudan's president on Monday ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the capital after soldiers loyal to the former deputy attempted to seize power by force, leading to clashes between military factions that highlight the growing instability of the world's youngest nation.
David Cameron, with the founder of Kids Company, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Labour's Frank Field who all spoke on child development during a gathering at Demos, a left wing think tank, in London this morning.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Vietnam pressing the communist country on democratic and economic reforms and offering U.S. assistance to protect its maritime borders.
In this Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 file photo taken with a mobile phone, former American exchange student Amanda Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, right, sits with his lawyer Giulia Bongiorno, center, as Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova speaks to them ahead of a hearing in Sollecito and Knox's trial at an appeals court in Florence, ... (more)
Gross, for anyone who needs reminding, is a 64-year-old husband and father who was surprisingly detained in December of 2009 by Cuban authorities.